Arthritis symptoms: Four warning signs that may show up when peeing – what to look for

Arthritis: Doctor gives advice on best foods to help ease pain When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time. Osteoarthritis and […]

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How to get rid of visceral fat: Meal frequency influences belly fat – how often to eat

Dr Zoe Williams discusses visceral fat on This Morning When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time. Visceral fat, also known […]

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Thermo Fisher expands pharma service business with $17.4 billion PPD acquisition

(Reuters) -Medical device maker Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc said on Thursday it would acquire contract researcher PPD Inc for $17.4 billion as it looks to add more muscle to its pharmaceutical services business. Thermo Fisher, the world’s largest maker of scientific instruments, will pay $47.50 per share – a premium of 10.6% to PPD’s Wednesday closing price. Over the past […]

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Get a grip: Adding haptics to prosthetic hands eases users’ mental load

Researchers from Johns Hopkins and Drexel universities say that adding haptics—an artificial sense of touch—to upper limb prostheses reduces the mental effort required to operate the device, bringing us closer to developing prosthetic technology that functions more like healthy limbs. In what researchers are calling the first study of its kind, the cross-institutional team used neuroimaging to investigate if haptic […]

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COVID-19-Related Skin Manifestations in Children Continue to Emerge

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Two recent articles in the medical literature provide new information on mucocutaneous manifestations of COVID-19 in children, which may help guide dermatologists in making accurate diagnoses and stratifying children at risk for serious, systemic illness due to the virus. In a single-center descriptive study carried out […]

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Study shows how chronic stress may inhibit the body’s cancer-fighting ability

New research from Western University has shown how psychological stress hinders the immune system’s defenses against cancer. By investigating the effects of chronic stress on the immune system’s “emergency responders,” researchers at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry found that a stress-induced hormone impairs the ability of these immune cells to carry out their cancer-fighting function. Led by Mansour […]

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Scientists discover trained immune cells are highly effective against cancer

Modified immune cells that ruthlessly kill cancerous tumors may prove a game-changer for people living with late-stage cancer. McMaster University researchers Ali Ashkar and Sophie Poznanski have uncovered that changing the metabolism of natural killer (NK) immune cells allows these cells to overcome the hostile conditions found inside tumors and destroy advanced ovarian and lung cancer. In the past decade […]

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Why women may be better equipped to fight COVID

When it comes to COVID-19, women seem to be the stronger sex, suffering severe disease at about half the rate as men, but the reason for this has been elusive. Now, a chance experiment by an ophthalmology researcher at Duke Health has led to an insight: Women have more of a certain type of immune cell that fights infections in […]

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